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Poster: bluzeboy Date: Mar 30, 2006 9:48am
Forum: etree Subject: Genre ?

how can I tell the kind of music/Genre a band plays?

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Poster: fishingnewwaters Date: Apr 1, 2006 11:27am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Genre ?

great question!

I think that is a very serious question to be asked.

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Poster: xtifr Date: Apr 2, 2006 11:27am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Genre ?

This has been discussed numerous times (enough that it might be time to consider adding it to the FAQ). The most obvious problem is that many, many of the bands here don't fit well into specific genres. There's a lot of "genre-benders" here; bands who mix elements from several different genres to form their own sound. Musical genres are primarily a marketing tool, and many of the bands here have gone with open-taping policies because the traditional genre-marketing approach hasn't worked well for them. Letting people listen to the music and decide for themselves whether they like it is a better approach than trying to pre-decide for people by slotting the bands into ill-fitting genre classifications.

The second reason is purely technical: nobody has done the work to write the code to allow the bands to be classified into different genres, let alone the even more massive job of trying to assign genres to these bands. But even if someone did that, the original problem would remain: how do you fit bands into genres that don't fit neatly into genres? And if you try to force them, who's going to decide which genres to force them into? And would it really help to label these bands with genres they don't really fit into? You're talking an awful lot of work here--is it really worth it? Really?

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Poster: Fishead Date: Apr 8, 2006 6:00am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Genre ?/off topic

hey xtifr,

did you intend to upload this rad show this way >>>see below link
http://www.archive.org/audio/etree-details-db.php?id=32970

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffTyler Date: Apr 8, 2006 6:10am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Genre ?

Very well put man!

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Poster: Fishead Date: Mar 31, 2006 12:34am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Genre ?

give the band a listen or
ask here what type of bands play blues ..
or ask about a certain band ..etc...